Consider what Tweety Dawk had to say about his recent “hate mail” video:
A “new batch?”
Jerry Coyne, a fellow activist in the movement, helps to promote the video like this:
Nobody reads hate mail as well as Richard Dawkins. You may have seen his famous reading of hate mail in 2010, which cracked me up. Now, four years later, he reads a new batch.
When I read these claims, I was under the impression that Dawkins would be reading a new batch of mail he received since his last reading. I was deceived.
According to DHay:
on a quick count of the “love letter” mails, and using a Google search for the origin of each, I find that of the seventeen mails, no fewer than eleven were from the Old Richard Dawkins (http://old.richarddawkins.net/letters/ugly) website and were sent before 20 August 2012.
Indeed. In fact, one of the readings is from an email I originally dealt with back in 2012.
It sure looks like Dawkins is lying in order to peddle this “hate mail” as a “new batch.” Why would he do that?
It would seem Dawkins is returning to the well to make a propagandistic point. This point was blurted out in the comments section of this blog by New Atheist clubschadenfreude , who wrote:
To complain that some are old seems to miss the point. The point is that Christians, who claim to love a loving god, to turn the other cheek, to be the meek who inherit the earth, are nothing like they and their fellows claim to be.
Indeed. I think it pretty clear that “the point” behind Dawkins activist activity here is to portray Christians as incredibly stupid, incredibily hateful, and incredibly hypocritical. Given that Dawkins abandons principles to make this propagandistic point, it should surprise no one he lied to help promote it.
Once we realize that a) there is no evidence to support Dawkins claim that most of those “hate mails” came “Religious Fundamentalists” and b) Dawkins is a biased activist with an agenda c) who lied to promote it and d) the likely point of it all is to smear Christians, what rational person would actually TRUST that video as is?
If you trust that video is as Dawkins says it is, then it means you are easily conned. But then, New Atheists have learned they can rely on the gullibility of their faithful fans.